- 4-hour gospel music tour of Brooklyn, departing from Manhattan
- Learn about African American gospel music’s roots in New York from your guide
- Stroll through the Brooklyn Heights neighborhood and admire iconic brownstone homes
- View Plymouth Church, where gospel music was first made popular by the Jubilee Singers
- Snap photos of the Manhattan skyline from vantage points in the Brooklyn Heights neighborhood
- Clap and sing your way through a spiritual performance at the renowned Brooklyn Tabernacle
Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour
Real gospel soul is closer than you think when you're staying in Manhattan. A quick jaunt to Brooklyn brings you to one of the best gospel choirs in the nation. Attending a church service at the Brooklyn Tabernacle is a truly uplifting experience.
What You Can Expect
Along the tour, see Plymouth Church, former home of the Jubilee Singers a cappella group that helped bring gospel into the mainstream. Hear stories about important figures in early gospel music, such as the ‘Father of Gospel Music’ Charlie A. Tindley and the influential artist Thomas A. Dorsey, who is said to have inspired the Beatles and Elvis Presley. Stroll past traditional Brooklyn brownstones and admire unmatched views of the Manhattan skyline from the Brooklyn Heights Promenade.
This was a great experience. The guide was informative and enthusiastic.
We where there with Easter. Magnificent play Love of God
Fantastic experience. Alicia, our tour guide, was lovely. Very friendly and full of lots of interesting information. In spite of the temperature (about minus 9!) we had a great trip. The highlight, of course, was the gospel service. Very uplifting. Thank you.
The church service was very inspiring and the music very moving.
The guide was very good - even using her own talent to demonstrate the development of gospel music. The Brooklyn Tabernacle visit was wonderful. My only criticism is that there could be a little more content in the walking part of the tour as we spent too much time just waiting (not helped by the freezing weather).
What a wonderful way to see a piece of Brooklyn in additional to finding out the history of how Gospel began. Be prepared for a great deal of walking in hot or cold weather. Wear a hat and sunglasses plus your sunscreen or umbrella and jacket. We ended up at the Brooklyn Tabernacle for a rousing, spirit- moving church service with the B. Tabernacle Choir. Really enjoyed this tour.
We decided not to go on this tour. After we had paid, and received further information, we found we were to meet downtown NYC, then take a train to Brooklyn, and then spend 2 hours at a Church Service which we would not be able to leave easily.
C'est la vie!
But the advertising did not indicate the true nature of the event .